We are really saddened to hear the news that GL1 Leisure Centre and Oxstalls Sports Centre have closed as a result of Aspire Sports and Culture Trust ceasing trading. We would like to reassure our families and partners that we, Aspire Foundation, are in no way linked to Aspire Sports and Culture Trust and we continue to operate all of our services as normal.
Our aim is to support children, families and communities to aspire and achieve
We all want our children to thrive, to be happy and healthy and to reach their potential. To do this they need the best possible start in life. Aspire Foundation Early Years will support children and families to achieve this.
We provide early education across Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, with two new settings due to open soon in the Stroud and Dursley area. We offer children stimulating and exciting environments, rich in learning experiences.
Our settings are warm and nurturing, providing care and high-quality resources including staff who are highly trained in developing children’s communication and language skills.
Our staff are qualified and caring individuals who always put the child first.
We give children the opportunity to have fun, explore and follow their own interests, building on what they already know.
We provide a welcoming and nurturing environment, with opportunities for children to gain a sense of independence and belonging, allowing them to flourish in our care. We offer play-based activities indoors and outdoors linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Your child’s progress will be monitored, developed and encouraged so that they are ready for their move to school when the time comes. We use the online learning journal Tapestry.
We work closely in partnership with parents and carers and will support you to be actively involved in your child’s learning.
Sessions are available for children aged from 2-4 years, mornings and afternoons and ‘School days’ from Monday to Friday during term time.
All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded Early Education the term after their 3rd birthday. Some children are eligible for Achieving Two-year-old (A2YO) funding based on their circumstances or family income. To apply for 2 year old funding, please visit the website below for more information.
You will need your National Insurance Number to check eligibility https://emsonline.gloucestershire.gov.uk/CitizenPortal/en
There may also be opportunities to pay for sessions, subject to availability. Some 3 & 4 year olds are also entitled to an extended entitlement of 30 hours a week. To find out more please visit: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Terms & Conditions apply.
We value the importance of the role of the Key Person and pride ourselves on the close working relationships we have with our families.